I’m stuck underground. How do I get back to the surface?

I’m stuck underground.

  • I can’t mine any further to reach lava. There is no water nearby, and zombies can’t reach me.
  • I can’t see to find any blocks to suffocate my character.
  • NBTEdit and similar programs don’t work on Mac, so I can’t edit my save file to escape.
  • I have hardly any blocks so cannot jump and lay my way up.
  • I can’t see, and do not have any torches, so can’t make a staircase back up.
  • I don’t want to make new save as I have an awesome house filled with stuff that took me ages to find.

How can I get back to the surface?


You can do a couple of things. If you have a pickaxe, then you can mine the block directly above you, then collect the stone and jump + place it below you. Do this repeatedly until you reach the surface.

If you don’t have a pickaxe, it will take a little longer since you can’t collect stone without one. Instead, just mine out blocks in a staircase fashion, using your hands.

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